"A Woman's Place?"
The Canadian recalls an incident in 1974 when she was the only female commercial airline pilot in North America. Contacting the tower on approach to Calgary a baffled controller asked ''When did Transair start allowing flight attendants to use the radio?"
It was, says the 71-year old now retired from flying, a typical response at the time. However - while the cause of gender equality of the opportunity on the flight deck might still have some way to go - it is, thankfully, one you are unlikely to hear now.